New Beauty Blogging Backgrounds on a Budget!

You may have noticed over the last few posts that I have some new beauty blogging backdrops. I have recently been renovating my first home and blogging during this period has been really hard, finding any space to work, store my products and photograph them well. I had a look around for ideas that I could use and then, whilst choosing laminate for the house, came across the perfect solution.

Laminate flooring samples make fantastic beauty blogging photo backgrounds and are also incredibly cheap for a simple square. I had a look online at B&Q and had a look through their laminate samples and saw that they were selling some of their discontinued lines of laminate samples for 1p! I chose three that were 1p and did a click and collect. One thing I would say about B&Q is don’t do click and collect, my order wasn’t put together for when I arrived so was a lot of wasted time queuing. After a lot of faffing I ended up going with their flooring expert to find the samples I had ordered. He found the three I was after and, after finding out what I was using them for, offered to go through the rest of the discontinued lines with a scanner looking for ones that were 1p.

Beauty Blogging Backgrounds

He was so nice and I ended up with 5 different flooring samples for 1p and also bought their Colours Leggiero White Oak Effect Laminate Flooring Sample for £2 as I loved the distressed painted floor effect. I love having simple backgrounds that I can store away easily but are great for photographing products on without distracting from the item. If you are looking for more beauty blogger backgrounds go into your local B&Q and see if you can get the same 1p bargain laminate samples that I did!

Beauty Blogging Backgrounds

Mary Oliver

Mary 24 CRAFTY CREATIVE CLUMSY UK beauty, fashion, lifestyle blogger and vlogger I started this blog in summer 2013 to create my own little space to write relatable content on my personal style for the everyday girl. Yorkshire based lover of tea, floral prints and skater dresses.

  • Soph Cullen

    This is such a brilliant idea, then you’re able to chop and change as and when you please, and they’re so cheap too?! Amazing xxx

  • This is such an amazing idea, especially since marble surfaced furniture is not always viable! x

  • Ana Ravishing Roses

    I went to B&Q the other day and completely loaded up on wall paper samples, they’re free and they make a brilliant background!




  • Miki Nyckel

    Great idea!

  • I’ve been searching for a good background to take my blog photos on, I will definitely be paying B&Q a visit, such a good post idea x

    Lucy |

  • Claire Cavanagh

    Ahh I’ve been searching for a whitewash wood effect sample for a while, think I’ll just pop into B&Q to track one down!

    Claire | | xx

  • great idea! thank you! xxx

  • This is such a good idea! might have to take a look next time I’m near one

  • Great idea, I’d love to pick some of these up :)

    Alice –

  • Great idea! I have no idea what 1p means though? Should I?

  • This is an amazing idea! I would never have thought of doing something like this x

  • This is an awesome idea. I’m not a beauty blogger- I’m a book blogger- but I could do with some new backgrounds for my pictures. I think a trip to B&Q is in order!

  • Julian Occeña

    What a smart idea! I might just have to visit a hardware store soon. My table and room are messy in general, so I photograph my stuff on my grey sheets for the neutrality. Didn’t even think to just buy laminate squares! Thanks for sharing! <3

  • Oooh score, thanks for the tip!

  • Rochelle Naylor-Iyayi

    cute idea x

  • mikaylaa.s

    This is such a great idea! Thanks for the tip!

    Mikayla :)